The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 24, 2014


Corrugated Fountain: A New Sculptural Installation by James Grashow at Allan Stone Gallery
James Grashow, Corrugated Fountain, 2010, cardboard, 12 x 30 x 18 feet. Photo: Courtesy Allan Stone Gallery.
NEW YORK, NY.- The Allan Stone Gallery presents Corrugated Fountain a new sculptural installation by James Grashow, on view through April 23, 2011.

Grashow’s epic sculpture recalls the Trevi fountain in Rome. Steeped in classical mythology, the room-sized installation is complete with a mammoth sculpture of Neptune, Tritons, rocks, waves, fish and dolphins. An homage to the achievements of classical and baroque artistry, Grashow uses his signature cardboard material to breath playful new light into old stone. Perhaps his most ambitious project yet, Corrugated Fountain took the artist 3 years to complete.

According to the artist, “Corrugated board is a material that understands its mortality, it knows that it’s destined for trash. It is bonded to the human experience. They say that 85% of everything on the planet has spent part of its life in a cardboard box. Corrugated board and us have a shared destiny, it is in our DNA. Rescued from trash, corrugated board is so grateful to be something, to have another chance. It becomes a perfect partner in play. “

Corrugated Fountain is the perfect vehicle for Grashow’s exploration of man and mortality. The idea of a Corrugated Fountain is impossible, an oxymoron that speaks to the human dilemma. As Grashow explains: “I wanted to make something heroic in its concept and execution with full awareness of its poetic absurdity. Water and cardboard cannot exist together. I wanted to try to make something eternal out of cardboard. To work in the face of mortality is the idea that made Corrugated Fountain an irresistible project for me.”

It is the artist’s intention for Corrugated Fountain to have its final venue outdoors and to watch as nature takes its toll. In what Grashow calls his “ final epic,” he will explore whether nature destroys or completes his work.

The documentary filmmaker Olympia Stone has been chronicling the Corrugated Fountain project from its inception and will continue documenting the process through its final stages. To find out more about the movie “The Cardboard Bernini” go to www.floatingstone.com

The Corrugated Fountain was on exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA) from June 11, 2010 to February 20, 2011. After the showing at the Allan Stone Gallery the exhibit will travel to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT).

James Grashow is a renowned sculptor and woodcut printer. Born in Brooklyn, he studied at the Pratt Institute, where he received his BA and MFA in painting and sculpture. The son of a light industrialist, Grashow had access to a constant supply of cardboard as a child and discovered early on his facility with this medium. From intricate cardboard and twist-tie birds to the delicate and colorful Houseplant series, in which buildings seem to grow from blossoming wood and paper flowers, the artist’s varied oeuvre is marked by a contagious sense of humor and a longtime fascination with quotidian materials.

James Grashow has been showing with the Allan Stone Gallery since 1965. Corrugated Fountain marks his 11th solo exhibition at the gallery. His work has been exhibited at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, MA; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Grashow has produced commissioned sculptures for the National Ballet of Cuba, the San Francisco Ballet Company, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Walt Disney Company World Cruise Ship, Bradley International Airport, International Paper Company, and Morgan Stanley. His prints and illustrations have been included in The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Life magazine, Time magazine, Esquire, and New York magazine amongst others. Grashow lives and works in Connecticut.



Today's News

April 4, 2011

Dogancay, Ceylan and Orhon Headline Sotheby's Sale of Contemporary Turkish Art

Reconsidering Bouguereau: An Artistic Revolution at Hirschl & Adler Gallery in New York

In an Unusual Incident, Woman Attacks Paul Gauguin Painting at National Gallery in Washington

Giant, 35,000 Pound Yellow Teddy Bear by Artist Urs Fischer to Brighten New York City

Sotheby's HK Spring 2011 Sales of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings Totals US$13.8 Million

Images of Passengers Traveling on the Paris Métro by Chris Marker at Peter Blum

Sotheby's To Offer Another Masterpiece by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

One of the World's Most Distinguished and Best-Loved Sculpture Parks, Storm King Art Center, is Now Open

Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria Presents Creative Responses to the Experience of Water

Bonhams to Sell Outstanding Private Collection of Archibald Thorburn Paintings

Chinese Contemporary Primary Market Confidence Indicator Rose Whopping 28% Since September

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Returns Tapestry Room to Its Original Glory and Configuration

Gallery and Historic Houses Unite to Celebrate Great Portraits from Victorian and Edwardian Britain

Vancouver Art Gallery Looks Anew at New Media by Three Remarkable Artists

Corrugated Fountain: A New Sculptural Installation by James Grashow at Allan Stone Gallery

El Greco Masterpiece is a Vision at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Offering of The Ullens Collection Sets A Record for a Single-Owner Sale of Contemporary Chinese Art at Auction

Sculpture Made from Speed Bags & Five Miles of Cable Aims to Be Ultimate Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Film Clips that Established the Reputation of American Artist Bruce Conner at Kunsthalle Zurich

China Blocks Well-Known Artist Ai Weiwei from Boarding Plane to Hong Kong

LACMA Presents First Ever Thematic Exhibition of Renowned American Sculptor David Smith

Seventy-Two Years After the Nazis Arrived, Restored Renaissance Synagogue to Reopen in Poland

Sotheby's Spring 2011 Sales of Two Private Wine Collections Achieve a Combines Total of US$17.5 Million

High Museum Partners with MOCA GA to Host Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Georgia Artists

Classical Art Returns to VMFA: Expanded Gallery Reopens with a New Installation

One Hundred Masterpieces from the Städel Museum at Rome's Palazzo delle Esposizioni

The Herbert Acquires New Works for their Peace and Reconciliation Collection

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site